Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quiet Company, Mohawk, May 21, 2011

It was another great night of music with the boys of Quiet Company at Mohawk. Joining them was Nakia, the Austin artist of NBC's The Voice fame, for a rousing rendition of Jezebel (or 'A Song About My Friend and That Whore He Dated'). And, they played a couple new songs off of their yet to be released, by highly anticipated, new album. It was a high energy show, and you can see more and more people in the audience singing along with more of their songs. It's great to see all the fan loyalty that they are still generating. And it was great to see Nakia with all the success he's received on The Voice, having made it to the final live round of the competition for Team Cee Lo to be broadcast in June. Austin's rooting for you! Videos below.

Jezebel with Nakia

You, Me, and The Boatman

Saturday, May 21, 2011

LeRoi Bros., Guero's, May 21, 2011

My friend Mike, a former Austin resident, was visiting this weekend, checking out all his old haunts. One of his favorite Austin groups, the LeRoi Bros., played at Guero's for a great night of South Austin country music. Joined by Eve Monsees on guitar (of the Bluebonnets and her own band The Exiles), it was a rockin' good time.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fosskit No. 5, Cherrywood Coffee Shop, May 7, 2011

Several of my friends have gotten together to form Austin's newest super group, Fosskit No. 5, who recently released their first CD at Cherrywood Coffeehouse on May 7. The group includes Neal Mehta (The Recliners and Halloway), John Bush (Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians), Joon-Yee Chuah on keyboards and fiddle and Bill Walter on bass. Clemency is the new CD(produced by Bush), with pop influences like The Killers and Pete Yorn, with the occasional somber touch of The Smiths and more recently, The National. The fiddle and keys add a lot of texture, bringing a modern sensibility like that of Arcade Fire. Check it out.

Guess You'll Never Know

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